I was inspired by this post from Teaching With Moxie to do something with our multiplication arrays. I also used this post at Deep Space Sparkle for inspiration. Put them both together and what do you have - multiplication cities obviously!
We started by reading this book, focusing on how the pictures showed multiplication!
Then we looked at the sample art from Deep Space Sparkle - and talked about how we could write multiplication sentences for some of the buildings but not all of them.
We came up with a success checklist for our art:
*use a ruler to create straight lines
*create a cityscape
*on each building include an array (using windows or items in a window)
*add extra details like stars or snowflakes in an array
*complete the chart describing the art using multiplication sentences
Students completed two charts - one with answers and one without - so that people could find the correct object and then check their answers on the second page.
Here are some samples of their work:
Here is a copy of the chart for you!
If you are looking for some multiplication resources check this out by clicking on the pictures: